Contacting people you don’t know, even over e-mail, can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. If you do your research, compose a professional communication, and get the right message across, it can be a rewarding process and a critical part of building your network. Read More
Job seekers have lots of reasons for considering work in other cities. It could be for personal reasons, seeking a stronger economy, or hoping that there will be more demand for their skills.
Whether you are certain you want to move or are considering it, there are some special techniques you can use when looking for work in another city: Read More
Do you tweet? If you are a job seeker, Twitter just might help you find your next job. Recruiters are increasingly using Twitter to post job openings. But job seekers are also finding that posting on Twitter (tweeting) is a smart way to network, establish expertise and help others. Some tips for effective tweeting: Read More
Is your online reputation costing you job opportunities? In today’s video, Jobfully Vice President Carrie Krueger explains how to make sure everything potential employers discover about you online is positive. Read More
LinkedIn is one of the best resources a job seeker can access. Many reports have shown that recruiters are planning to scale back use of job boards and hunt for candidates on LinkedIn before posting a job opening. Beyond networking with recruiters and colleagues, being on LinkedIn can also give you early or even exclusive access to job postings. More importantly, not having a LinkedIn account may send a negative message to recruiters. Read More
Google may play a more important role in your pre-employment screening than you realize. Your background check might come back clean, but that’s not the only kind of “background check” employers are doing these days. It’s increasingly common for hiring managers to Google prospective hires. It’s important for job seekers to not only be aware of what employers will find, but to make sure the results of a Google search will positively represent you. Read More
An article published in HR Magazine (the most widely read and respected human resources publication in the world) told the story of a physician who didn’t get a job at a small mid-west town hospital because she liked books on witchcraft on her Facebook page. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Facebook content resulting in lost job opportunities. In today’s age of social media, looking up future employees is the common trend for hiring managers, and as the article in HR Magazine stated, “There is nothing that screams more accurately who you are than a Facebook page.” So how can you clean up your Facebook so it’s appropriate? Read More
Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition. Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling. You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.
So have we reached the tipping point yet? Have we arrived at the juncture where ALL professionals need to fully embrace social media and start using it, actively, if they hope to stay competitive in today’s employment marketplace?
Twitter can be a powerful and useful tool during your job search. With the recent social media recruiting trend showing that 45% of companies use Twitter to find talent in 2011, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Reaching 100 million active users this September, Twitter gives you a channel to make connections with people and companies that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Read More
Job boards may soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent report published by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), only a third of companies used social media to locate passive candidates in 2008, compared to 56% in 2011. In addition, 63% recruiters have successfully hired candidates via social media. So, instead of using job boards, where are companies looking for talents? The answer is social media channels, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Read More